We have registered for Royal Mail’s Heroes Stamp Design Competition. Would you like to take part?
Eight pupils from primary and secondary schools across the UK will become the designers of this stamp set, and one could be at our school!
We are asking children to think of the heroes who have continued to work tirelessly to keep the country moving during the pandemic – and to keep us all safe. Their designs could be of NHS frontline workers, school teachers or support staff, supermarket workers, delivery drivers. Or perhaps it could be of public transport workers, military personnel, emergency services, foodbank volunteers or cleaners. Or maybe Captain Sir Tom Moore.
A special panel of judges will pick the winning designs. The final eight stamps will be sent to Her Majesty The Queen, before they are printed and issued.
In addition to the eight winning stamps, the winners will receive up to £1,000 in high street vouchers and their schools will each receive up to £1,000 in cash. There are 120 great prizes on offer for area winners and runners up, in both the 4-11 and 12-14 years age categories. Wow, what fantastic prizes!
Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 28th May 2021. In order to get the entries ready to post we would like your designs to be in school by Thursday 27th May!
Please note that you do not need to post your entry as we will send them off as a whole school!
For more than 50 years Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme has commemorated British history and achievement. Stamps have also been issued to honour the achievements of many British people. Often, the people who appear on stamps are already famous. They include scientists and explorers, writers, artists, musicians, athletes, and Prime Ministers.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there have been many people who have done great things. Many of them are not famous, but they have done extraordinary work. These are the people who have helped us all through a really difficult time. Some are frontline workers in healthcare, others look after elderly or vulnerable people.
Millions of key workers have kept the country going when most of us were told to stay home for our own safety. And there have been many people who volunteered to help people in their communities who needed help or support. We think that what these people have done makes them heroes, so Royal Mail wants to honour them by producing a set of eight stamps.
The stamps will feature designs created by eight school-aged children. We are asking our young designers to think about who their hero or heroes are, and to then design a stamp in their honour. A special panel of judges will pick the winning designs. The final eight stamps will be sent to Her Majesty The Queen before they can be printed and issued.